It is with deep gratitude for what Christian Science has...

It is with deep gratitude for what Christian Science has done for me and my family, that I write this testimony. Five years ago I came to Christian Science through a very dear friend. I was healed of constipation of twenty years' standing, kidney trouble, inflammation of the bowels, and several other troubles. All these were healed in four weeks, so I think I cannot be too grateful.

Three years ago my oldest daughter, then fifteen years old, came down with typhoid fever. This was on a Saturday morning. I turned to God for help and told her to lie down a while. Instead of getting better, however, she seemed to get worse; then fear took hold upon me, and as I was young in Science, I sent for a practitioner on Monday morning. We both worked faithfully as we could, in Science, but the case seemed to be very stubborn. Four days later my husband said to me, "Do you think Christian Science can cure her?" and he added, "If a wagon wheel is dry it has to be greased in order to run, and this case needs to have medicine." I told him that there is only one Physician, and that is God, and that if God could not heal her a doctor needn't try. The fifth day he said, "I can see that the girl is going to die," but I was assured that God would save her. To satisfy my husband, however, I said, "Get a doctor, then:" and he did. When the doctor came he said she was very sick, and that he would call another physician if she was not better the next day. He also said it would be seven or eight weeks before a change would be seen, but I knew there was only one lawmaker,—God.

The next morning my husband was willing to have the Christian Science treatments continued. There seemed to be no change until about the tenth day, when I was reading Science and Health, and I said, "O God, why hast thou forsaken me?" when a cry came from my daughter's room, "O mamma, help." I ran to her, and my first thought was. "How shall I get word to the practitioner?" but my second thought was, "God is just as near to me as to her." I repeated "God is Love," and taking up Science and Health, I opened the book at page 419, and read to the bottom of the page, when she said, "Mamma, I feel better now," In about ten minutes she said, "I want to play the piano," As a week before this she had not been able to hold even a spoon or raise her head alone, I knew that God was her strength, and she did walk to the piano, and played six songs out of the Christian Science Hymnal. The first one was "O for a faith that will not shrink" (p. 67). The music sounded so sweet; she had never played like that before, and I cried for joy and thankfulness. She was healed of typhoid fever, inflammation of the bowels, and two carbuncles. She had lost thirty pounds and looked like a skeleton. She had been delirious for one week, but after this day she improved constantly. Four days later she helped me with housecleaning. Words cannot express my gratitude to God, to dear Mrs. Eddy, also to the practitioner, and all the loving Scientists who helped me.—Mrs. Mary Haas, Chicago, Ill.

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